1990 · London
With the help of a sale catalogue annotated by an active bidder and a "complementary set of manuscript accounts of the insiders' settlements" following the sale, Arthur and Janet Ing Freeman analyze the library sold at Ruxley Lodge in 1919. The auction was notable for the quality of the books and yet the meager prices for which they were sold — all due to the work of a ring of booksellers. The effectiveness of the ring prior to its abolition in England is also generally examined.
From The Book Collector: Occasional Series, vol. 1. Publisher's paperback (not issued in cloth); lightest edgewear, spine faded. Several tiny spots of foxing on page edges (not into margins). => Near fine. (Inventory #: 37781)